President Michael D. Higgins s...


President Michael D. Higgins suffered a 'mild stroke' in February

Clodagh McKeon
Clodagh McKeon

03:28 24 Apr 2024

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He spent one week in hospital.

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins said he suffered a mild stroke in February of this year.

The stroke resulted in a week long stay in hospital.

In his first interview following the incident, President Higgins said that thankfully, he's feeling a lot better now.

He told The Irish Times: "I'm fine now. What I had was a form of mild stroke. It didn't affect my cognitive abilities. It affected simply my motor side, which was on the left-hand side.

"My left hand is fully back. But the stroke somehow exacerbated stuff that I had in my lower back. I'm getting that fixed in the next week."

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